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España, Portugal
20 min.



Who is Sycorax? The first of all characters in William Shakespeare´s The Tempest to set foot on the island of the play.

The problem is that Sycorax has no voice. She is barely mentioned by Prospero as a crooked, old, wicked witch who vilely locked Ariel, the spirit of the air, in a tree.

But why would she lock Ariel in a tree? Here, we wouldn't believe Prospero so much.

Direction: Lois Patiño, Matías Piñeiro
Production: Beli Martínez, Rodrigo Areias
Cast: Agustina Muñoz, Diana Diegues, Susana Abreu
Script: Lois Patiño, Matías Piñeiro
Cinematography: Mauro Herce
Art direction: Susana Abreu
Edition: Jorge Jácome
Sound: Pedro Marinho
Language: Español, Portugués
Subtitles: Español, Portugués, Inglés, Francés
Autonomous Region: galicia
Location: Galicia, Portugal (Islas Azores)
Country: España, Portugal
Production year: 2021
Genre: Ficción
Duration: 20 min.
Age: No selected
Status: Finalizado


Matías Piñeiro

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1982. Writer and director of films, he currently lives in New York, USA. For the last ten years he has been developing a cycle of films based on the female roles in William Shakespeare´s comedies called The Shakespeareads. He teaches filmmaking at Pratt Institute (New York - USA) and coordinates the filmmaking department at Elías Querejeta Zine Escola (San Sebastian, Spain). He programmed in Punto de Vista Film Festival (Pamplona, Spain) and Anthology Film Archives (N.Y., USA). At present, he is working in three film projects in diverse stages of production: the feature film Ariel, based in William Shakespeare´s The Tempest, Sea Foam based on a text by Cesare Pavese on the figure of Sappho and The lesson of the Master, an adaptation of the Henry James´ novella. In Spring 2021, he has been selected to participate at Gulbenkian Residency at Porto School of Arts.


Lois Patiño

Vigo, 1983. Filmmaker and artist living in Madrid. His films and video installations works around the contemplative experience and the relationship between people and landscape. His works has been shown in film festivals as Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam,Toronto or NYFF; and at art fairs as ARCO, Paris Photo, Photo London, Unseen or the Aichi Triennale.

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Shorts from Galicia


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